Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports or airfields recognizable from the air. The runway(s) may be paved (concrete or asphalt surfaces) or unpaved (grass, earth, sand, or gravel surfaces) but may include closed or abandoned installations. Airports or airfields that are no longer recognizable (overgrown, no facilities, etc.) are not included. Note that not all airports have accommodations for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Airports map
10 Busiest Airports in The World by International Passenger Traffic
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/9/2015 12:49:56 PM
The 10 busiest airports in the world by international passenger traffic host over 550 million people annually, or in other words, nearly 8% of the world’s population. Currently, traveling is at an all-time high. Most countries have realized the ...
How is the world's first solar powered airport faring?
BBC - 10/9/2015 12:25:28 AM
Located in the southern state of Kerala, Cochin is now the first airport in the world to run completely on solar power ... Mr Kurian says airports across the country have approached him to learn more about the "Cochin model". A team from Liberia is ...
Rwanda to Host World's First 'Drone Airport'
AllAfrica - 10/8/2015 6:46:03 AM
The government has moved to set up a regulatory framework for remotely piloted aircraft, popularly referred to as 'drones,' following investor interest to establish the world's first drone airport (drone port) in the country beginning next year.
8 Charts Showing the World’s Largest Airport Megahubs
Skift - 10/8/2015 6:24:34 AM
Dan Peltier Some 22 U.S. airports, among the world’s busiest for passenger traffic ... don’t have the demand for lots of flights to nearby destinations within their country. Beijing might fly to Shanghai or a few other spots in China, but most of ...
Gains of modern airports through public-private partnership
The Guardian - Nigeria - 10/9/2015 6:09:04 AM
Today it is the airports that have become the gateway of every country in the world. However, the airports have transformed themselves into vibrant, dynamic spaces fulfilling multifarious needs of their customers through the passengers, the airlines and ...
Research and Markets: Russia & CIS Airport Retailing Market By Category, by Type, by Airport Size, and by Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2020
Business Wire - 10/9/2015 5:26:07 AM
In Russia & CIS, the duty-free airport retailing ... host the 2018 FIFA World Cup from 14 June to 15 July 2018. The Russia & CIS economy has been slowing due to low energy and commodity prices. Being the leading oil exporters, the countries are struggling ...
Dhaka Tribune - 10/8/2015 6:31:44 AM
The idea, then, is that airports will serve as new engines of regional ... compared to the other BRICS countries. India is only the world’s 9th largest aviation market, with 121 million domestic and 41 million international passengers annually.
Dubai World Central target to become world’s largest airport on track
The National - 10/7/2015 8:13:08 AM
Arabian Gulf countries are facing budgetary pressures after a slump ... eventually making it the largest airport in the world with a capacity to handle around 220 million passengers upon its completion. The airport will also be able to handle 100 A380s ...
The 27 patterns that make up the world’s cities and suburbs
Washington Post - 10/8/2015 11:46:42 AM
There is "rural sprawl," distinct from country roads. And there are the particular shapes ... Here's a pattern that is echoed by the world's airports and the land around them: Your typical office park: And a factory: This one Wheeler calls "loops ...
Flying museum visits Coatesville airport
Philadelphia Daily News - 10/9/2015 1:01:16 AM
The tour, sponsored by the Massachusetts-based Collings Foundation, features three vintage World War II-era planes and visits airports around the country as a "historical flying museum." This was its seventh visit to the Coatesville airport, and two ...
How A World Bank Translator Became A Hunted Man
The Huffington Post - 10/7/2015 11:58:01 PM
World Bank officials say ... On March 15, Agwa sought to leave the country for a food security workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, organized by the Swiss Protestant church charity Bread for All. He made it as far as the airport. Ethiopian security forces arrested ...
Manchester Airports Group reports rapid descent of carbon emissions
Edie - 10/7/2015 10:36:18 AM
MAG's CSR director Neil Robinson said: “The figures we are releasing today demonstrate the powerful role that airports across the country play in generating ... “Heathrow’s ambition is to be the world’s most responsible hub airport and to do ...
Moody staff, incomprehensible signs and a hub that's like a 'Third World country': Are these the most hated airports in the world?
Daily Mail - 4/22/2015 4:04:23 PM
When it comes to modern-day travel, the long waits at airports and cramped flights are considered a necessary evil. But some airports, it seems, are very much worse than others. While Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, in Pakistan, is often ...
All 7 IRNSS satellites to be in orbit by March 2016: ISRO
Zee News - 10/8/2015 2:02:42 PM
that was jointly organised by ISRO and Airports Authority of India (AAI). He also complemented AAI and Civil Aviation Department for their efforts in helping ISRO provide navigation service to the country, making it only the fourth in the world to provide ...
In Developing Nations, Drone Airports Could Go a Long Way
The Future of Retail - 10/8/2015 2:17:01 PM
In the developing world, however, they could become a tool for saving lives. Lord Foster, an iconic British architect, has proposed a drone airport in Africa as a ... in Rwanda alone and branching to other countries as time progresses.